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Do not add the grounds. Add the liquid. And a gal. sounds like WAY too much. When I make a coffee beer, generally a cup or two of strong coffee is plenty.


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Flaked corn does lighten the body. Body is basically thick malty sweetness, so thinning out that malty sweetness with something that ferments completely lightens the body. (I'm not sure why Tobias is suggesting adding alcohol without sweetness doesn't lighten the body, diluting the sweetness with alcohol, or water, or anything non-sweet is the definition of ...


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Flaked wheat is your best bet. It is unmalted as well. Otherwise, if you truly have simply dried wheat you need to perform a cereal mash on that stuff to get at the starches (even if you did crush it).


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I've only experienced it through a brewing buddy of mine. He used it to 5% of the total fermentables, the results were lack luster. It almost gets entirely fermented out so much of that character is lost. And then you're only using a small percentage of it in the final product anyway. The best way to get some tequila flavor is to add some at bottling. ...


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One reason is that there are some beer styles that rely on the corn flavor: for example, the Classic American Pilsner, aka Pre-Prohibition Pilsner, gets a lot of its flavor character from corn: BJCP style description


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Sounds like a good idea to me. The temperature is high enough to sanitize the ingredients being added, yet lower than boiling so not all the delicate volatile aromatics are driven off. You might also consider trying this with a hopback and a plate or counterflow chiller. The theory is that since the hopback and chiller are sealed, any volatiles that are ...


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If it is boiled, last minute tops, just enough to sterilize it. My recommendation is to add it after the fermentation is completed, before bottling/kegging. If you do add them at the end of the boil, I'd probably multiply the quantity by 1.5x or even 2x. With lemongrass, I get more aroma than I do flavor. the key is to crack the lemongrass before using ...


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When I first got into homebrewing, I started out adding my own twist to kits, I found this video really helpful when adding my own hop tea to bump up the hoppiness. You could also do a similar thing with speciality grains (such as crystal or amber malt). This will also help detract from the 'tang' you often get with kits and extract.


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As brewchez indicated, flaked wheat can be used directly. However, if that isn't easily obtainable for you, your next best option is to use a blender. You can blend 1-2 cups at a time this way. It helps to add a little bit of water to the mix to help keep the kernels from bouncing around as much. Just keep pulsing the blender until the wheat kernels are the ...


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I doubt that the wheat was too hard for your LHBS' mill (which is likely motorized and has heavy stainless steel rollers). The issue is that the gap is too big, and the knurled rollers have nothing to grab onto. So the wheat falls between the rollers without being crushed. Reknowned homebrewer and beer historian Randy Mosher states, "generally roller mills ...



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